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New Survey Also Reveals Pride Not As Relevant to Younger Gay Men
BOSTON, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of Gay Pride month, Jack'd, the fastest growing gay app in the world among young gay men, conducted a comprehensive survey and today released new data declaring San Francisco, Detroit and Oakland the 'most fun cities' for Gay Pride. Boston, Philadelphia, Dallas and Houston ranked among the 'least fun.' The survey results also highlight the attitudes and opinions of Jack'd users toward Gay Pride as an institution. 80% of Jack'd users are between 18 and 30 years old.
Jack'd employed an in-app survey to poll its users, and the findings reveal that only 41% of respondents said they would attend a Pride event in 2014. Additionally, only 2% of survey respondents indicated they would use Pride in 2014 as an opportunity to come out to friends and family. A significant 17% of respondents commented that they wouldn't attend Pride this year because they were in the closet and concerned about what others might think.
Of those attending, 57% said they would celebrate either by watching the city's main parade or attending a street festival. Despite the fact that 59% of respondents planned not to attend an event, 57% of respondents still claimed that celebrating Pride is important.
"Thanks to the openness and honesty of the Jack'd community, we can see that some Pride events don't resonate strongly with younger gay men," said Adam Segel, Jack'd CEO. "Many years after the first Pride celebration it appears that these events may have lost some of their original purpose. Our community should seek more relevant platforms to help those coming to terms with their sexuality and those seeking empowerment."
According to the recent survey, the 10 best U.S. cities for Pride in 2014 are:
The Jack'd community also weighed in on cities they thought had the worst Pride events. The 10 worst are:
Jack'd is the fastest-growing gay app in the world among young adult gay men, with more than 5 million users, 80% of whom are between 18 and 30 years old. It's extremely popular with gay millennials, who are attracted to the app's strong community vibe and its array of free features. The app is truly an international phenomenon and is translated into more languages than any other gay app. Jack'd is owned by Online Buddies, Inc., the largest company in the world connecting men seeking men. Jack'd is available for iPhone and Android. To download the app from our mobile site, go to http://www.jackd.mobi/.
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